Cybersecurity is a topic that none of us can afford to ignore. Given that most, if not all of us, are now working virtually, we strongly encourage all of our members to conduct a security audit and implement necessary measures to protect your intellectual assets, staff, and member data. Below you'll find various discounted offers generously provided by Forum partners that can be used whether you're just starting or continuing on your digital security journey. These discounts are restricted to current Forum members and can be extended to PSO members as well.
The Forum's website and Knowledgebase features resources from 80 regional and national philanthropy serving organizations, their 7,000+ grantmaking foundation members, and colleague philanthropic partners. There are several different ways to search the resource library. Using the filters on the right side of this page, you can search by type of resource, topic, or audience. For example, if you are looking for a template, select type, then you can filter by audience or topic to refine the results. Please note, the search box below only searches resources. If you're looking for news or events, use the search box in the upper right corner to search the entire site.
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On June 22, 2020, the Forum submitted comments encouraging the Federal Reserve System to include a loan forgiveness provision and not to exclude nonprofits with less than 50 employees in the Main Street Lending Program to provide access to credit for nonprofit organizations (which are often led by and serve communities of color, communities hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic).
Philanthropy-serving organizations and their members are eligible for 25% off the subscription price for new subscriptions from Forum members and their member organizations. Inside Philanthropy works every day to explain who's funding what and why. It offers in-depth analyses of foundations and major individual donors found anywhere, along with updates on grants and funding trends.
On June 9, 2020, Philanthropy Ohio President Deborah Aubert Thomas and Chief Communication & Public Policy Officer Claudia Y.W. Herrold submitted a letter to the office of Ohio State Senator Dave Burke of the Ohio Senate Health, Human Services, and Medicaid Committee, expressing support for support SCR14, which seeks to declare racism a public health emergency and pursue policies to eliminate racial inequities in the state of Ohio.
Independent Sector submitted written testimony to the Joint Economic Committee on June 9, 2020. The testimony was submitted for the hearing "Supporting Charitable Giving during the COVID-19 Crisis."
Charitable Giving Coalition submitted a letter to the Joint Economic Committee in regards to a June 9, 2020 hearing, "Supporting Charitable Giving During the COVID-19 Crisis."
Amalgamated Bank is America’s socially responsible bank that specializes in supporting social change organizations, companies, and people working to make the world more just and sustainable. Nearly 100 years ago, immigrant women union members founded Amalgamated to provide banking service to their own community and to send money back to their mother countries. Since our founding, Amalgamated has been explicitly committed to environmental justice, economic inclusion, and the rights of working people. Today, Amalgamated is a full service financial institution supporting clients in 50 states across their banking, investment, and donor advised fund needs. At Amalgamated, we believe that you do not need to sacrifice services and rates to have a partner aligned with your values.
This is the Momentum Fund Communications Toolkit which has sample messaging for newsletters, social media and images.
Sample language from philanthropy-serving organizations about their Continuity of Operations Plan.
Advice from Forum members on who they use Slack at their organization.
Bill text of Phase 3.5 of COVID-19 legislation, the PPP and Health Care Enhancement Act, passed by the Senate on April 21, 2020.
A section-by-section summary of small business provisions in the PPP and Health Care Enhancement Act, passed by the Senate on April 21, 2020.
Charitable Giving Coalition letter to House Ways Means Chairman, Richard Neal (D-MA) and Ranking Member Kevin Brady (R-TX), urging support for stronger charitable giving incentives in the next COVID-19 legislative package.
Letter from a group of members of the Charitable Giving Coalition, including the Forum, asking Congress to include DAFs in relief legislation.
The Chronicle of Philanthropy provides foundation executives, board members, nonprofit professionals, and others with the indispensable information and practical advice they need to help them change the world.
On March 12, 2020, the Forum signed on to a letter to Congressional offices outlining why nonprofits must be included in COVID-19 stimulus package legislation.
On March 18, 2020, the Forum signed on to a second letter that asks Congress to provide an infusion of $60 billion in capital to America’s charitable nonprofits to maintain operations, expand scope to address increasing demands, and stabilize losses from closures throughout the country.
Use this resource as talking points for your Hill meetings at FOTH. The document includes suggested topics and messages to deliver to your members of Congress to ensure that all delegations are speaking with one voice about the issues that impact the sector.
Send this two-pager in advance of a Hill meeting to preview the topics you wish to discuss or provide it at the end of the Hill meeting as part of your leave-behind packet.
To try to better understand our members' attitudes and impressions, we conducted our annual member satisfaction survey last fall. We are grateful to the 135 respondents who shared their feedback. We want you to know we are listening to you and planning for a great 2020 of programming and services to meet your needs.